New Mexio

Attorney general seeks stay on lawsuit challenging abortion access

"Attorney General Raúl Torrez has asked the state supreme court to stay a lawsuit filed by the city of Eunice, which challenges the recently-passed House Bill 7 prohibiting local municipalities from restricting an individual's access to reproductive healthcare. Eunice, a small city in the east of the state, is suing to overturn the new law, in the latest in an escalating battle over local ordinances restricting access to abortion, which remains legal in New Mexico. Eunice is one of six local authorities in the state to pass an ordinance restricting access to abortion. Mayor Billy Hobbs told KUNM the ordinance cites a 19th…
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